There are going to be moments in life when decisions have to be made and they don't make complete sense right away; a sudden shift here, a sudden turn there, and all the while those changes are happening without a real answer to the question that's nagging you in your mind and your heart as you move forward into the fog of the unknown: why am I making this decision?
From my perspective, being excellent at anything necessitates living with a certain degree of mystery. Of course, as time progresses and the outcomes of the decisions we make unfold, they often begin to make sense. But that doesn't mean we should underestimate how scary it can be to step out into a new area of life, not knowing where it's going to lead you.
Some of the most excellent people I know are the ones who have accepted the mystery that comes with being excellent. Their lives might not be easy all the time and it might mean they have to give up control and certainty more often than they'd like to. But it seems to me that their lives are fuller and more rewarding because they are willing to forsake comfort and security to live the kind of life they were made to live.
If you're stuck in one spot in your life and staring at the fog of the unknown, too afraid to move, just close your eyes, give yourself up to the suspense and the mystery, take a deep breath, and then start the adventure by taking just one step forward. Then take another. Then take another. Then take another. Until you're exactly where you need to be.
It might be scary and you might have to give up control, but it's the price all of us have to pay for excellence and a fuller life.